Epidemiology

The graduate programs in Epidemiology are designed to develop skills and capability in the practice, research and teaching of this discipline. Students are able to learn and participate in epidemiology first hand from faculty members (most are employees of the New York State Department of Health with University at Albany appointments) who are actively engaged in epidemiology practice, surveillance and research. The major goal of the programs is to provide understanding of the theory, methods and knowledge of the science of epidemiology for students who plan to be employed in multiple settings, including governmental agencies, health care facilities, academic institutions, and private industry.

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Epidemiology MS

Graduates completing the MS in Epidemiology will understand the design, application and interpretation of epidemiological studies of public health problems in the community. Students will become familiar with the range of epidemiologic practices, including surveillance, etiologic investigation, and the evaluation of preventive interventions. They will be able to define, compute and interpret fundamental epidemiologic measures, explain the principles, strengths and weaknesses of epidemiologic study designs, know how to apply the fundamental techniques for selection of study populations, have experience with techniques for collecting data and evaluating the quality of data, demonstrate basic skills for managing computer-based data, and demonstrate the ability to interpret and present the results of epidemiological research.

Epidemiology PhD

Graduates completing the PhD program in Epidemiology will understand the design, application and interpretation of epidemiological studies of public health problems in the community. Students will become familiar with the range of epidemiologic practices, including surveillance, etiologic investigation, and the evaluation of preventive interventions. They will be able to define, compute and interpret fundamental epidemiologic measures, explain the principles, strengths and weaknesses of epidemiologic study designs, know how to apply the fundamental techniques for selection of study populations, have experience with techniques for collecting data and evaluating the quality of data, demonstrate basic skills for managing computer-based data, and demonstrate the ability to interpret and present the results of epidemiological research.

Public Health DrPH

The Dr.P.H. aims to prepare leaders within the public health profession who will address complex public health issues by combining sophisticated analytic and research skills with a broad-based understanding of the political, scientific, medical, statistical, ethical and economic factors that contribute to health problems. The Dr.P.H. is modeled on medical education, giving students both intensive instruction and offering them the opportunity to do four internships, or rotations, through a range of public health programs. The doctoral internship rotations accomplish for public health students what internship rotations are for students in medical school, providing direct, hands-on experience in several areas within the field of health. The culminating experience for Dr.P.H. students will be a doctoral project that demonstrates the student's capability to take charge of a major public health problem using the range of skills acquired. Through its strong relationship with the New York State Department of Health, the School has access to countless research programs in all aspects of public health.

Public Health MPH

The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a professional degree designed to prepare graduates to tackle real public health problems, as practitioners who can apply their breadth of understanding as well as some degree of expertise and experience in at least one specific area of public health. The interdisciplinary MPH degree program allows students to apply cutting edge scientific and technical knowledge to preventing disease and promoting wellness through organized community efforts. The diversity and complexity of today's public health concerns require practitioners who understand the political, ethical, economic, and scientific concerns involved in addressing the great challenges to the modern world. The school's unique focus on linking academic studies with a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience necessary to meet today's public health challenges. All students participate in at least two distinct public health internships.

Public Health MPH/MD (with Albany Med)

The MPH is a professional degree designed to prepare graduates to tackle real public health problems, as practitioners who can apply their breadth of understanding as well as some degree of expertise and experience in at least one specific area of public health. The School's interdisciplinary MPH degree program allows students to apply cutting edge scientific and technical knowledge to preventing disease and promoting wellness through organized community efforts. The diversity and complexity of today's public health concerns require practitioners who understand the political, ethical, economic, and scientific concerns involved in addressing the great challenges to the modern world.

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